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Environmental benefits or social — but rarely both — under RSPO, study shows

Eco-Business

Oil palm plantations certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can promote environmental benefits, but have a limited impact on rural development, a new study has found

Europe paves path to standardized ESG disclosure with Sustainability Reporting Directive

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, June 21 – What a difference a year makes. President Joe Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement on the first day. The post Europe paves path to standardized ESG disclosure with Sustainability Reporting Directive appeared first on Impact Alpha

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Morrisons revives glass milk bottles, as Aldi cracks down on plastic in its tea range

Business Green

Traditional pint-sized glass milk bottles set to be sold for 90p at 11 trial stores in bid to curb plastic waste, Morrisons confirms.

What kind of work do we want to do? Is working with our hands passé?

Low Impact

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

United Nations staff pension fund sets 2050 net zero target

Business Green

Fund announces it plans to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent this year against 2019 levels.

Prime Day Deals on zero-waste essentials

AGreenLiving

Whether you’re well-seasoned in living a zero-waste lifestyle or just getting started, ensuring you have enough essentials to cover your needs can be intimidating.

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GEM Is A Gem In The Battery Recycling Industry That Was Inspired By A Toothpaste Experiment

CleanTechnica

GEM Co., which stands for “Green, Eco-manufacture,” has an interesting history. Today it is one of the largest battery recycling plants in China and has more than 10 years of experience in the industry.

Emerging trends in climate change legal disputes

Business Green

Businesses of all types have potential exposure to litigation for climate change-related harm - it is critical they understand this rapidly evolving landscape, argue White & Case's Mark Clarke and Gwen Wackwitz.

24% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In Germany!

CleanTechnica

The German plugin vehicle market scored over 54,000 registrations last month, with both technologies rising fast (+380% year over year for BEVs and +303% YoY for PHEVs).

The Race to net zero: How feasible is generating your own energy?

Business Green

It is something a growing number of companies are exploring as they invest in their renewable energy supply, says E.ON's s John Martin - but how easy is it to generate your own, clean, renewable energy in practice?

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Auto Dealerships Win Big in Connecticut — at the Expense of Tesla, Rivian, and Clean Air

CleanTechnica

The EV Freedom Bill in Connecticut that so many were hoping would pass didn’t. Auto dealerships lobbied hard to fight this bill — and they won. One is even suing Tesla because they want to prevent Tesla from selling to its customers in their town. They are also suing that town.

BusinessGreen Technology and Investment Forum clean tech showcase: Rype Office

Business Green

VIDEO: Greg Lavery, MD of repurposed office furniture company Rype Office, pitches to top investors as part of BusinessGreen's Technology & Investment Forum.

Louisiana Says No To Biden’s Pause On New Oil & Gas Leases

CleanTechnica

President Biden suspended new oil and gas leases on federal land and water but U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty (LA) blocked the suspension. The judge also ordered that the delayed plans for lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska be resumed.

NHTSA: 38,680 Traffic Fatalities in 2020, Up 7.2% From 2019

CleanTechnica

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its early estimates of motor vehicle traffic fatalities that took place in 2020. It estimated that 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes — representing an estimated increase of around 7.2%

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NREL Announces Plans To Collaborate With Georgia Institute of Technology

CleanTechnica

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster the interactions, collaborations, and joint scientific output of both institutions.

Cold Climate Housing Research Center Completes Year 1 as NREL’s Subarctic Laboratory

CleanTechnica

By Molly Rettig In June 2020, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) expanded from its sunny campus in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, to the frozen tundra of Fairbanks, Alaska, by adding the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) to its team.

India’s Acme Sells Stake In 250-Megawatt Solar Power Project To Foreign Investors

CleanTechnica

Acme Cleantech Solutions has reported another major equity sale deal for a large solar power project. Clean Power Green Economy Investment Solar Energy Solar Power Plants ACME Cleantech Solutions Adani Green Energy india india renewable energy India Solar Power renew power SB Energy

Tata Group Commissions India’s Largest Solar Carport

CleanTechnica

Tata Group companies recently commissioned a new solar-powered carport which is India's largest to date. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants india India Solar Carport India Solar Power tata motors Tata Power Tata Power Solar

Indigenous Groups In Brazil Worry Covid Will Exacerbate Wildfire Smoke

CleanTechnica

Indigenous groups in Brazil are worried the health impacts of the inescapable smoke from the upcoming fire season will be even worse than normal as many struggle with the after-effects of COVID-19, Thomson Reuters reports.

A Look At Tesla’s Conflict Minerals Report

CleanTechnica

Last month, Tesla released its Conflict Mineral Report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019, and emphasized the importance of sourcing only responsibly produced materials.

The Save Our Future Act Offers Blueprint for Supporting Coal Workers & Communities

CleanTechnica

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Coal Miner Turned Activist & Tesla Owner Is Sharing The Tesla Experience With Other Miners To Advance Tesla’s Mission

CleanTechnica

Coal Miners Driving Teslas may seem like an oxymoron at first, but in the case of this particular YouTube channel, it’s actually something pretty amazing. I came across the story of these two brothers while working on another article about GM’s plan to convince Australia to adopt EVs.

Ford CEO On Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model S Plaid Drag Race: “A Good Idea”

CleanTechnica

Oh, this would be fun and exciting to watch if this happened. Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, agreed that having a drag race with Tesla is a good idea — the Mustang Mach-E vs the new Tesla Plaid Model S.